I just attended the third annual MatterX, hosted by Material Connexion, and saw some amazing works. More to follow later...
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is a fine artist and professor who teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Motto: “Not utility bur futility.”
Translated X, Y coordinates of a glacier in Ottawa to recreate a mesh iteration of an iceberg (Buckminster Fuller inspired). Some of these sculptures scrape weather data and broadcast it online.
3D data of clouds to create cloud sculpture, Cloud Prototype #1
Digital fabrication prototyped in 11 separate pieces and then assembled.
Other Projects: DNA fingerprint in New Bronx Library, Cryogenics sperm bank, El Nino Effect, Bullfight ring with IR sensors that look for aliens, Nocturn/white poppy sculpture/surveillance, bullet-proof umbrella (made of kevlar), Robert Oppenheimer media installation in purgatory, Colin Powell/sand toilets/misinformation of biological and chemical weapons
Keywords: information, science, arts, sculpture, media, McArthur fellow, fabrication, abs rapid prototyping